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Will Parish Park face funding cuts?

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When the Board was established, it was to be funded by a 3 percent hotel/motel tax, with 2 percent going to the CVB and 1 percent to fund the Parish Park. Later, the tax was increased to 4 percent, with 3 percent going to the CVB and 1 percent to the Parish Park.

Using that formula, the Park should have received more than $100,000 in funding from the CVB in 2006. But after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the CVB negotiated a deal with the Police Jury to cap the rate at $70,000 because the Board was concerned it would not receive its Enterprise Zone funding.

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